1. Thou shalt have a clear statement of mission and no agenda above that mission

2. Thou shalt have a clear definition of what mission success looks like

3. Thou shalt NEVER rely on attendance and giving alone for validation of the mission

4. Thou shalt have a clear picture of how every church activity relates to the mission

5. Thou shalt eliminate any activity that does not contribute toward the mission

6. Thou shalt structure leadership team roles around commandments 1, 2 and 4

7.  Thou shalt create understanding of the mission through preaching

8. Thou shalt tell stories so that people feel the mission whenever possible

9. Thou shalt give to every person someone who will personally model the mission

10. Thou shalt recruit and train leaders who will follow the first nine commandments

Topics: Date: Jan 14, 2013 Tags: church mission / culture of mission / great commission / mission of Jesus

About Will

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I want you and your ministry to experience the benefits of stunning, God-given clarity. As a pastor turned vision coach, I’ve worked with an unprecedented variety of churches from growing mega-churches and missional communities, to mainline revitalization and church plants. I have the privilege of being the founder of Auxano, a church consulting group and Younique, a personal vision and life planning training company for the church. Most people know me from two of several books that I have authored: Church Unique: How Missional Leaders Cast Vision and Create Movement and God Dreams: 12 Templates for Finding and Focusing Your Church's Future.

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